that I had the time (and peace and quiet) to read every book on my "To Read" list
that I had the patience to sit down and teach myself to play a musical instrument
that I could know for sure that everything I am teaching my children is the right stuff to be teaching them
that I could put 100% effort into everything instead of divvying it all up
that wine didn't make me tipsy after the second glass
that I could understand what I'm doing at places like MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog, StumbleUpon, etc instead of just muddling on through a bit at a time
that I could spend hours wandering around art galleries and museums, and not think about anything else apart from art and history
that I could write and read and write and read... and someone would pay me for that
that a literary agent or publisher would discover my work without my having to "pound the pavement" to get their attention
that I could paint, draw, knit, watch old movies, and read books, and still have time to write and have the family I aim to have
that I still sang and danced around the house the way I used to.
We all have lots of wishes, for more time, for some recognition, for knowledge, but those wishes won't and cannot come true without some planning and effort on our part. We can through ourselves to the Universe as much as we like, but opening ourselves to possibility, planning how we can achieve our goals and working toward them one step at a time has much more chance at success than passively wishing on a star.
Lisa Gates, over at Design Your Writing Life, has some wonderful words to help set you on the right path, and you don't have to be a writer to benefit. What she has to share can be used for whichever path you're aiming for. Go and take a look. It's worth it.